Collaborating for Equitable Language Access for Survivors of Sexual Violence: (2) A Healing-Centered Approach to Interpreter Services for Forensic Clients

The training provided to interpreters typically does not encompass a survivor-centered analysis, nor the tools to interpret effectively for survivors of sexual violence who have limited proficiency in English. In Part 2 of the series, we will explore the concept of trauma and its impact when interpreting for sexual assault survivors. The presenters will highlight practices that will support survivors through their healing and justice-seeking process and interpreters through their work with survivors developing awareness on vicarious trauma and self-care, promoting a healing-centered interpreting framework.

Presented by: Ana Paula Noquez Mercado LLM, MA, LLB, Flor Castellanos Sanchez BA, MA, Angelita Olowu BSN, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, Hannah Chin

The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this webinar are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

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